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Class Gossip

I just read a post on Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts about the reprint of  Susan Powell’s Celestial Dreams pattern.  Isn’t it a cool quilt?!?!

I thought of commenting over there, but didn’t want to dirty up someone else’s comments.  So I’ll do it on my own blog:  I’ve got a story about this quilt.

My mom made the top several years ago as part of a BOM program, and loves it!  However, she got totally stuck on how to quilt it.

Lo and behold, an opportunity arose for us to go to a guild workshop.  Specifically, we attended a “How to Quilt Your Quilt Tops” type class taught by the famous H.C. (has won major awards several times – don’t really want to bring over a lot of people googling her name so not mentioning it directly).  The whole point of the class was that you were to bring your tops and the class would discuss how to quilt them.

To say the least, we were extremely disappointed in the teacher.  She told my mom that it was quite the wild quilt, and questioned her on why she ever made the quilt.  (um, she likes it???)  She seemed shocked it was a block of the  month project.  She concluded that my mom should just be satisfied with the piecing of it, and that not all quilts need to be quilted.  No ideas were given for quilting.  She said that if my mom was bound and determined to turn it into a quilt, maybe she should just tie it.

We. were. mortified.

Sure, the quilt obviously isn’t in the teacher’s vein – she never pieces or appliques, just paints and quilts  – but to tell a quilter that her quilt isn’t even worth finishing, especially when the maker obviously loves it, when it is SO labor intensive and when it is well-made, was completely unnecessary, unprofessional, RUDE, etc.

And that’s my quilty gossip of the day!

4 Responses

  1. Oh dear! Did your mom ever quilt it??

    • Unfortunately not. I keep telling her she should, just to prove the teacher wrong! But she really is still stuck on how to quilt it! She doesn’t really want to echo quilt the whole thing, but it almost calls for that.

  2. First off, that is a lovely idea for a class! But to have it ruined like that? Proof positive that famous name doesn’t make you a good person, or teacher.

    • It is a great idea for a class! You should have seen how many tops people brought and are floating around (we ended up only choosing one per person for class discussion). And some people got some decent ideas, but it did seem fairly repetitive and I wasn’t happy with my suggestions either. But I guess I should be happy I at least got suggestions!

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